Book #29202

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Steinbeck

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: The Viking Press, 1969.

Price: $119.00

A first Trade edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket. This edition was published simultaneously with a limited edition of only 1000 copies. Bound in tourquoise and blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine, matching turquoise top stain. Goldstone/Payne A44b. A most attractive copy.

Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, as a "warm-up" to writing East of Eden, Steinbeck penned a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor of the Viking Press. He wrote the letters on the left-handed pages of a notebook. The facing pages would be filled with the text of East of Eden. The letters covered many subjects from Steinbeck's random thoughts to novel writing to concern for his sons ; x, 182 pages.

Author Bio

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902—December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known of the 20th century. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and a total of twenty-five books, novels, non-fiction and short stories. In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.